Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), also known as intravenous or IV nutrition feeding, is a method of getting nutrition into the body through the veins. In other words, it provides nutrients for patients who do not have a functioning GI tract or who have disorders requiring complete bowel rest.
Living with constant pain, not being able to eat, frequent hospitalizations, and relying on medical devices took a toll on Rachel's life. Although she realizes her life and nutrition may look a lot different than others, she accepts it as her normal.
Living with an illness that can make your stomach feel like its constantly on fire, cause extreme nausea and make you lose weight rapidly can be a very stressful experience. As a result, Caleigh has found a number of ways to stay occupied and positive, even when going through tough times health-wise.